Moses #1


1.      Children should be able to tell the story of the baby Moses and his salvation on the Nile.

2.      Children should be able to tell the story of the burning bush.


Possible Lesson Plan:

1.      Open with prayer.


2.      Tell the story of the early life of Moses from the Beginner’s Bible pages 92-103, the Children’s Bible Reader, pages 73-78, or the Read with Me Bible pages 93-103. We'll add Moses to your timeline next week with the Ten Commandments. 


3.      Feed the Elephant True/False questions:

                       True                                                  False

Moses was of the people of Israel.           Moses was an Egyptian.

Baby Moses floated in a basket.               Baby Moses was found in a bush.

God spoke to Moses in a burning bush.    God spoke to Moses in an apple tree


4.      Role-play the story of baby Moses: Put a baby doll in a basket. Hide it in the classroom. Have the children play Pharaoh’s sister and find the baby.

5.      Make a burning bush:

Dry and press some fall leaves.

Place the leaves on a piece of waxed paper.

Grate yellow, orange and red crayons.

Sprinkle crayon shavings all around leaves.

Cover with another piece of waxed paper.

Carefully iron to melt crayons and stick

      paper together. Note that wax paper, as it is now made, will NOT stick together without the crayon shavings; there's not enough wax!


6.      Alternate craft idea: Baby Moses

Put a bit of cotton fluff in a half walnut shell (a tiny cup can be used instead). Cut a circle of fabric. Put small bit of cotton in center of circle. Tie around neck to make baby’s head. Glue on yarn hair and fabric circle bonnet. Place baby in walnut shell basket. OK, too hard? Take a coffee filter for the baby, with cotton ball inside head, "tie" around the neck with rubber band or pipe cleaner, and give Moses a basket by cutting a toilet paper tube in half lengthwise. Decorate the toilet paper tube with masking tape to look like a basket. Use the other half for the top of the basket. 

7.      Close with prayer.